The Coaches Site partners with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) & the Finnish Ice Hockey Association (FIHA) for the 2023 IIHF International Coaching Symposium
The Coaches Site, the leading educational resource for hockey coaches, the IIHF and the FIHA have announced a partnership in support of coach education.
The 2023 IIHF International Coaching Symposium will be held in Tampere on 20 – 21 May, during the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland – Latvia. The event will feature a diverse and distinguished lineup of presenters, focusing on leadership and athlete development, along with technical aspects of coaching.
The seminar is organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation together with the Finnish Ice Hockey Association and the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.
The Coaches Site will be taking part in the event by coordinating the participation of four North American presenters for the symposium: Todd Woodcroft, Paul Boutilier, Cara Morey & Mike Snee.
Click here to register for a live-stream of the event!
The Coaches Site is an online learning platform that makes it possible for any coach to learn directly from hockey’s best coaches. Whether it’s drills, practice plans, fundamental skills, team tactics or leadership advice, The Coaches Site delivers a world class online learning experience available anytime, anywhere on any device.
“We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to work with the IIHF and the FIHA in supporting the development of coaches from around the world, ” said Aaron Wilbur, Founder of The Coaches Site. “I’m very much looking forward to learning from the collection of leaders who will be presenting at the symposium, along with the coaches who will be in attendance.”
“It has been great to build the IIHF Coaching Symposium in cooperation with the Finnish Ice Hockey Association and The Coaches Site,” said Kalle Väliaho, IIHF Development Director. “The annual coaching seminar has been a success every year, and this spring, we are again expecting many coaches from around the world to attend, learn and share their knowledge.”
“”Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller. This quote emphasizes the importance of collaboration and cooperation in achieving great things,” said Pyry Lukkarila, Head of Coach Development for the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. “It highlights the idea that when individuals and organizations work together towards a common goal, they can accomplish much more than they could alone. In the context of the IIHF International Coaching Symposium, it reflects the idea that the cooperation between IIHF, FIHA and The Coaches Site is crucial for the success of the event and the development of coaching skills in the international hockey community.”
For more information about the event, please click here.
Click here to register for the 2023 IIHF International Coaching Symposium.
The IIHF, founded on 15 May 1908 in Paris, France, is the governing body of international ice hockey. The IIHF features 83 member associations, each of which is the national governing body of the sport in its nation. Besides controlling the international rulebook, processing international player transfers, and dictating officiating guidelines, the IIHF runs numerous development programmes designed to bring hockey to a broader population. The IIHF also presides over ice hockey in the Olympic Games, and over the IIHF World Championships at all levels, men, women, juniors under-20, juniors under-18 and women under-18. Each season, the IIHF in collaboration with its local organising committees, runs over 30 different World Championships in the five different categories.
About Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Finnish Ice Hockey Association (FIHA) was founded in 1929. FIHA is responsible for organizing men’s, women’s, and junior ice hockey in Finland, with the only exception being the men’s national league (Liiga), which is run separately. Ice hockey is the most popular sport in Finland and a hobby for approximately 200,000 Finns. During the 2021-22 season, the number of registered players was 68,823 and more than 30,000 games were played. The number of ice rinks is 289 in 240 ice halls. FIHA is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, and its national teams compete in international tournaments in age groups youth U16-U20, women U18, women and men. In 2022, the Finnish men’s team won its first Olympic gold medal and first ever IIHF World Championship tournament on home ice. Overall, Finnish national teams have won the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship title 13 times.
About The Coaches Site
The Coaches Site is an online learning platform that makes it possible for any coach to learn directly from hockey’s best coaches. The community of over 10,000 coaches, as well as clubs, leagues, and federations, is committed to offering its players an enhanced development opportunity. Whether its drill inspiration, fundamental skills, team tactics or leadership advice, The Coaches Site delivers a world class online learning experience available anytime, anywhere, on any device.
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